This new work looks at J.D.Salinger’s life and the impact that “Catcher In The Rye” had on him, his fans, and the world. More…
From the show:
The play gives insight into possible reasons that Salinger retreated from society after writing what became one of the best-selling books of all time.
See it if Powerful bio. Unable to cope with fame and PTSD, Salinger goes into reclusion with his fictional characters. Large well-directed cast.
Don't see it if You don't like bios. You want a happy experience. Weighty 1 hr 40 mins in a basement theater w/no intermission.
See it if you enjoy Salinger, great theater or both. The production keeps most of the performers on stage & in character throughout. Effective!
Don't see it if you expect this biographical piece to be a realistic drama. It is chronological but jumps through time with two men playing Salinger.
See it if NYPLibrary/ 5th Av has a Salinger exhibit. I went before the show. Attending heightened my understanding of JDS & the show. Try to see it.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in Salinger. You like a straight line, story show. You do not believe fine theater happens in small, rough spaces.
See it if U are fascinated in lifting the veil of mystery from one of America’s most influential writers & super private celebrity. Erudite research.
Don't see it if U r not fan of literary figures & prefer light entertainment. U like straight & narrow linear storytelling without time & dual role switches
See it if You want to see a tight, well acted, well directed play about one of the 20th Century's greatest American writers.
Don't see it if You don't like JD Salinger or have no interest in leaning about the man behind the works of A Catcher In The Rye or Franny & Zooey.
See it if you have an interest in JD Salinger, the background to his artistic process and how he dealt with the public's response to his work.
Don't see it if you don't like Salinger, you need an intermission in an almost 2 hour show, or you don't like black box theatres.
See it if J.D. Salinger interests you, and you don't mind unconventional role playing.
Don't see it if you are put off by confusing roles such as the same character at different ages interacting on stage. Literature doesn't interest you.
See it if ...you want to be entertained and also informed about JD Salinger and his life and works with clever intertwining of worlds.
Don't see it if ...you do not like intimate spaces or have no care to learn more about JD Salinger.
See it if If You want to see a brilliantly conceived presentation show with beautiful Acting and set
Don't see it if If You don’t like stories about legendary writers .. but this is worth seeing at any cost